A TREASURE trove of Wellington’s history has declared itself open for the 2024 season, but more volunteers are needed if the museum is to remain operating in the heart of the town.

Based in the former Squirrel Hotel, in Fore Street, Wellington Museum is now open for its 42nd season after first opening in 1983.

The museum, which is free to enter, is run entirely by volunteer stewards who. are appealing for more people to come forward and help bolster its ranks.

It is open from 10am until 4pm from Monday to Friday, and 10am until 1pm on Saturdays. The museum is closed on Sundays and Bank Holidays and operates short opening hours in autumnal months.

Colin Spackman, one of the volunteers at the museum, said: “It is run by volunteers and we would like more stewards to help us stay open. Full training will be given and no Wellington knowledge is required.

“It is a treasure trove of Wellington history; we have 5,000 items in our collection, including a 350-year old chest, items from the firsr banks, and medieval manor housing tiles.”

For information, email the Wellington Museum at [email protected].